December 2010

14 December 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste presented a seminar “Spatial variations of the wave climate change in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea”.

07 December 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

B. Viikmäe presented a seminar “Spatial Planning of Shipping and Offshore Activities in the Baltic Sea Using Lagrangian Trajectories”.

03 December 2010, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova presented a seminar paper “Experimental study of long waves in the coastal zone of the Baltic sea and their impact on coasts” in the Institute of Applied Physics (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia).

 

November 2010

25 November 2010, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture “Patterns of changes to the regional wave climate” to the School of Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Western Australia.

24 November 2010, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture “Contribution of fundamental research towards solving challenges of changing times” to the Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth.

16 November 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

M. Viidebaum presented a seminar “Experimental study of water currents in the Baltic Sea”.

11 November 2010, PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the lecture “Towards the use of properties of currents for environmental management, with applications to ship-caused pollution” to Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), Queensland Branch, Townsville Marine Museum, Australia.

 09 November 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

O. Tribštok presented a seminar “Comparison of wave climates at Estonian and Lithuanian coasts”.

 02 November 2010, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture “Patterns of changes to the regional wave climate” to the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

 

October 2010

 27 October 2010, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova presented a seminar paper “Statistical characteristics of long waves nearshore” in  School of Engineering, University of Warwick (Coventry, UK).

18 October 2010, SEMINAR OF INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS
I. Didenkulova presented a seminar paper “Statistical characteristics of long waves nearshore”.

13 October 2010, SCIENCE POLICY                                     

T. Soomere participated in the European Science Foundation Marine Board Plenary Meeting in Oostende.

12-13 October 2010, SCIENCE POLICY CONFERENCE                                    

T. Soomere participated in the marine science policy conference EurOCEAN2011 (Thermae Palace, Oostende, Belgium) where the Oostende (Ostend) Declaration “The Seas and Oceans are one of the Grand Challenges for the 21st Century” was adopted by the representatives of the European marine and maritime research community.

08-10 October 2010, AUTUMN SCHOOL

T.Soomere presented the lecture „The changing wave climate of the Baltic Sea” to the 6th autumn school of young geologists “Schola Geologica – 6” (Roosta, 8-10 October 2010).

06-08 October 2010, CONFERENCE

B. Viikmäe, M. Viidebaum, K. Kartau and M. Viška participated in 5th International Student Conference on “Biodiversity and Functioning of Aquatic Ecosystems in the Baltic Sea Region” (Palanga, Lithuania, 06-08 October 2010) with two oral and three poster presentations : “Using Lagrangian Trajectories to Find Areas of Reduced Risk of Coastal Pollution in the Gulf of Finland” (07.10.2010 B. Viikmäe, T. Soomere, N. Delpeche), “Sensitivity Study of the Lagrangian Trajectory Model TRACMASS” (07.10.2010 M. Viidebaum, B. Viikmäe, N. Delpeche), “The Evolution of Semi-sheltered Bayhead Beaches : a Study for Valgerand in Pärnu Bay” (06.10.2010 poster by K. Kartau, T. Soomere), “Wave Climate in the Eastern Part of the Baltic Sea” (06.10.2010 poster by I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, T. Soomere) and “Coastal Erosion Analysis Using LIDAR Data and Field Measurements in Zvejniekciems Beach, East Coast of the Gulf of Riga” (06.10.2010 poster by M. Viška).

 

September 2010

29 September – 02 October 2010, AUTUMN SCHOOL                                     

Inga Zaitseva-Pärnaste participated in X Festival of Science of Western Pomerania in Szczecin, Poland. Core actions of the festival were Round Table Discussions (RTD) of students and experienced scientists on main topic “Climate Change – and We?” and a field trip “Coastline change and climate”

29 September 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH                                     

The Estonian daily newspaper “Postimees” (The Postman) published an online paper by Raul Sulbi „Mereteadlane Soomere kutsuti James Cooki Ülikooli auprofessoriks” (Marine scientist Soomere invited to become honorary professor in James Cook University), Postimees Online, 28.09.2010, 17:52.

28 September 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH                                     

The Estonian daily newspaper „Eesti Päevaleht” (Estonian Daily) published the paper by Ulvar Käärt „Linn haisvast Pirita tee äärest: riik koristagu merest roisukraam” (The central government should clean up the sea, say Tallinn City officers) that reflects an interview with T. Soomere (Eesti Päevaleht, No. 223, 28.09.2010, p. 8, in Estonian). 

28 September 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH                                     

The Estonian daily newspaper “Postimees” (The Postman) reported that the James Cook University (Australia) nominated T. Soomere a honorary professor (Postimees, No. 224(6005), 29.09.2010, p. 3, in Estonian).

28 September 2010, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova presented a seminar paper “Long waves induced by high-speed ferries: their modelling, measurements, sediment transport, impact on coasts” in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA, USA).

14 September 2010, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova presented a seminar paper “Statistical characteristics of long waves nearshore” in the Group of Statistical Physics and Theory of Chaos at the University of Potsdam (Potsdam, Germany).

12 September 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH                                     

An interview of I.Didenkulova to TV channel ETV reflecting common features of ship waves in Tallinn Bay and tsunamis.

04 September 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH 

A longer interview with T. Soomere about the key ideas of the Alexander von Humboldt Colloquium „The Baltic Sea as a Bridge” was broadcast twice by Kuku Raadio in Marine Hour.

03 September 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH 

An interview with T. Soomere by phone about the Alexander von Humboldt Colloquium „The Baltic Sea as a Bridge” was broadcast by the state radio channel Vikerraadio.

02-04 September 2010, INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM CO-ORGANISED BY THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY                                    

The team of the Wave Engineering Laboratory supported the organisation of the Estonian-Finnish Alexander von Humboldt Colloquium „The Baltic Sea as a Bridge” in National Library, Tallinn, with over 80 participants from 12 countries. The colloquium, financially supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, gathered wide media coverage. It was mentioned in the news sections of several radio channels in the morning of September 3; journalists from two leading radio channels (Vikerraadio and Kuku Raadio) reported about the colloquium and T. Soomere gave interviews to Vikerraadio (by phone, broadcast in the afternoon of September 3) and to Kuku Raadio Marine Hour (about 10 min, broadcast twice on September 4).

 

August 2010

24-28 August 2010, CONFERENCE

 T. Soomere, I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, B. Viikmäe, K. Kartau and O. Tribštok participated in the 10th International Marine Geological Conference “The Baltic Sea Geology – 10” (St. Petersburg, Russia, 24-28 August 2010) with three oral and two poster presentations: “The role of vessel wakes in coastal processes of semi-enclosed basins” (oral, 25.08, T.Soomere, co-authors K. E. Parnell, I. Didenkulova), “Long-term variations of wave heights and its comparison with ice conditions in Estonian coastal waters” (oral, 26.08, I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, co-author T. Soomere), “Potential of using Lagrangian trajectories for environmental management in the Gulf of Finland” (oral 26.08, B. Viikmäe, co-authors T. Soomere, N. Delpeche), “The evolution of semi-sheltered bayhead beaches: a study for Valgerand in Pärnu Bay” (poster, 25.08, K. Kartau, co-author T. Soomere) and “Changes in wave heights at Estonian and Lithuanian coasts based on historical wave observations” (poster, 25.08, O. Tribštok, co-authors I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, T. Soomere). T.Soomere was member of the advisory board of this conference.

18 August 2010, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture “New aspects of the meaning of extreme waves in maritime engineering design” to undergraduate and graduate students of the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Launceston.

18 August 2010, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

 T. Soomere presented the lecture “Are regional wave climates changing?” to the Technical Meeting Series of the Tasmanian Divisions of RINA (Royal Institute of Naval Architects) and IMarEST, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania (Launceston, 18.08).

17 August 2010, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture „Towards a future technology of environmental management: the use of properties of currents for minimizing coastal pollution” about challenges and achievements of the BONUS Baltic Way project for the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, Hobart.

9 August 2010, LECTURE

I. Didenkulova gave the lecture “Mathematical modelling of extreme waves” at the summer school on Scientific Computing (7-11 August 2010, Tallinn, Estonia). 

 

July 2010 

21-22 July 2010, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the keynote lecture “Towards a future technology of environmental management” (22.07) about challenges and achievements of the BONUS Baltic Way project to the ANNiMS Student Conference 2010 (James Cook University, Townsville campus, 21–22 July).

19-20 July 2010, WAVE WORKSHOP

T. Soomere presented a series of lectures on wave dynamics and applications (14 academic hours) to the wave workshop “Furious Sea” organised in the framework of the Australian National Network in Marine Sciences (ANNiMS) for young scientists (mostly PhD students; a few well-prepared MSc students also accepted, 24 participants from all three ANNiMS partners) in James Cook University, Townsville campus on 19–20 July 2010

01 July 2010, ABOUT US

The article “EGU Awards and Medals during the 2010 General Assembly” in The EGGS E.G.U. Newsletter (Issue 31, July 2010) about Ira Didenkulova getting Plinius Medal (http://www.the-eggs.org/articles.php?id=139).

01 July – 01 December 2010, INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Tarmo Soomere was invited to visit the Australian National Network in Marine Sciences (ANNiMS) for the fall semester of 2010 and was nominated the Honorary Professor of James Cook University (Townsville and Cairns, Australia) for 01 July – 01 December 2010. This network consists of three leading marine science players in Australia: James Cook University (Townsville and Cairns), University of Western Australia (Perth) and University of Tasmania (Hobart and Launceston).

 

June 2010

26-30 June 2010, CONFERENCE

I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, K. Kartau, O. Tribštok and Andrea Giudici participated in the 2nd conference (school) on Dynamics of Coastal Zone of Non-tidal Seas (Baltiysk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, 26-30 June 2010) with three poster presentations: “Comparison between modelled and measured wind wave parameters in Estonian coastal waters” (27.06, I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, A. Räämet, T. Soomere), “The evolution of semi-sheltered bayhead beaches: a study for Valgerand in Pärnu Bay” (27.06, K. Kartau and T. Soomere) and “Reconsidering wave observation data from Estonian coastal waters” (27.06, O. Tribštok, I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste).

26-29 June 2010, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the oral paper „Water transport in groups of nonlinear wake waves from high-speed vessels” (29.06, co-authors K.Parnell and I.Didenkulova) to the 2nd international conference “Nonlinear Waves: Theory and Applications” (Beijing, Tsinghua University, 26-29 June 2010).

22 June 2010, PROMOTION                                     

Andrus Räämet from the Wave Engineering Laboratory and Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, defended his PhD thesis “Spatio-temporal variability of the Baltic Sea wave fields” in the Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology.

21 June 2010, PROMOTION

Mihhail Berezovski defended his PhD thesis “Numerical simulation of wave propagation in heterogeneous and microstructured materials” based on his research performed in the Department of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics of the Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology.

14-18 June 2010, CONFERENCE 

B. Viikmäe and A. Räämet participated in the 6th Study Conference on BALTEX (Międzyzdroje, Island of Wolin, Poland, 14-18 June 2010) with several oral and poster presentations.
A. Räämet gave the oral presentation “A reliability study of wave climate modelling in the Baltic Sea” (16.06, co-author T. Soomere) and B.Viikmäe presented the  oral paper “Utilizing Lagrangian trajectories for reducing environmental risks” (18.08, co-authors T. Soomere, N. Delpeche, H.E.M. Meier and K. Döös).
Furthermore, B. Viikmäe  was co-author to another oral presentation “Using multi-year circulation simulations to identify areas of reduced risk for marine transport. Application to the Gulf of Finland” presented by O. Andrejev (18.08, other co-authors A. Sokolov, T. Soomere and K. Myrberg) to the poster “Towards a quantification of areas of high and low risk of pollution in the Gulf of Finland, with the application to ecologically sensitive areas” (by N. Delpeche, co-author T. Soomere).

08-09 June 2010, MEETING

T. Soomere participated in the Coordinators’ Forum of the BONUS consortium (Helsinki, 08 June 2008) and in the BONUS Advisory Board meeting (09 June).

04 June 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

A ‘live in air’ interview of T.Soomere to TV channel TV3 focusing on the properties of ship waves in Tallinn Bay and their potential for studies into killer waves.

04 June nbsp;2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

An interview of T. Soomere by phone from Istanbul to the „Reporteritund” (Reporter’s Hour, state radio channel Vikerraadio) about the meaning and potential consequences of the oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico.

03-04 June 2010, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere participated in the European Science Foundation Marine Board Plenary Meeting (Istanbul, 03-04 June 2010).

 

May 2010

23 May 2010, SEMINAR PAPER

T. Soomere presented the seminar paper “Water transport in groups of nonlinear wake waves from high-speed vessels” jointly with K.Parnell and I.Didenkulova

23 May 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH 

The newspaper Mente & Manu of Tallinn University of Technology published an article “Plinius Medal for Irina Didenkulova” (Mente & Manu, No 10(1784), 21.05.2010, p. 3).

20 May 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH 

The leading Estonian weekly “Eesti Ekspress” published the full-page article “High-speed ferries excite killer waves” (Kiirlaevad tekitavad tapvaid laineid) largely based on the research into ship wakes performed in the Wave Engineering Laboratory (Eesti Ekspress, No 10(1087), 20.05.2010, p. 4); see the scanned image

20 May 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

The article “Estonian scientist is studying tsunamis” in the Russian version of the daily newspaper Postimees (the leading Russian-language daily newspaper in Estonia) highlighted a story about cutting edge tsunami research conducted by Ira Didenkulova (Postimees in Russian, No 97(1141), 20.05.2010, p. 5); see the scanned image

20 May 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

A ‘live in air’ comment by T.Soomere to Kuku Raadio about studies into killer waves performed in the Wave Dynamics Laboratory.

20 May 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

 A ‘live in air’ interview of T.Soomere to TV channel TV3 focusing on the properties of ship waves in Tallinn Bay and their potential for studies into killer waves.

14 May 2010, SCIENCE POPULARISATION

T. Soomere presented the lecture „Offshore secrets: sea waves and currents” for schoolchildren (Open University of the Tallinn University of Technology).

10-12 May 2010, CONFERENCE 

B. Viikmäe participated in the 15th Biennial Workshop of Joint Numerical Sea Modelling Group (JONSMOD) in Delft, The Netherlands with the oral presentation “The Use of Lagrangian Trajectories for Minimization of the Risk of Coastal Pollution“.

11 May 2010, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the spring meeting of the Environmental Steering Panel of the European Academies Scientific Advisory Council (EASAC) (Brussels, Palace of Academies).

09 May 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH
The article “Hyökyaalto oli vieda hengen Soumenlahdella” (A monster waves was about to kill a person in the Gulf of Finland, Helsingin Sanomat, the leading daily newspaper in Finland)published a story about ship-wave-induced boat accident in the Gulf of Finland, with an expert comment about the possible reasons by T.Soomere.

07 May 2010, ABOUT US

Margus Maidla, Tarmo Soomere, mees üheksanda lainega (Tarmo Soomere: the scientist riding the ninth wave). Kultuuri KesKus (monthly journal/newspaper dedicated to various aspects of culture), May 2010, 48-49.

7 May 2010, ABOUT US

The article “Capturing tsunamis in equations: Ira Didenkulova to receive Plinius Medal” in the EGU Today, Daily newspaper from the General Assembly (http://www.egu-media.net/images/stories/EGU_2010/EGU_Today_2010/egu%20today%20friday.pdf). 

02-07 May 2010, CONFERENCE 

I. Didenkulova participated in the EGU General Assembly 2010 (Vienna, Austria) with oral presentations: “Marine natural hazards in coastal zone: observations, analysis and modelling (Plinius Medal Lecture)” and “Runup of tsunami waves on a plane beach: statistical approach” and poster presentations: “Numerical simulation of explosive tsunami wave generation and propagation in Karymskoye lake, Kamchatka, Russia”, “Traveling water waves along quartic bottom profile”, “Nonreflecting wave propagation and runup in U-shaped bays”, “Statistical estimates of characteristics of long wave runup on a beach” and “The use of current-induced transport for coastal protection in the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea” (T. Soomere, N. Delpeche and B. Viikmäe). Ira Didenkulova is a conviner and a chair of the session NH5.1 “Tsunamis of different origins: new developments in modeling hazard, vulnerability and risk” (06-07.05).

 

April 2010

29 April 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

N. Delpeche presented a seminar paper “The use of current-induced transport for coastal protection in the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea”. 

22 April 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Soomere presented a seminar paper “Pirita Beach: changes and challenges”.

21 April 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

 A ‘live in air’ comment by T.Soomere to Kuku Raadio morning broadcast about the state-of-the-art and future of the problems caused by ash clouds stemming from the Islandic volcano eruption.

18 April 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

The national TV channel ETV broadcast in the series „2020” dedicated to foresights to the future of the Baltic Sea by scientists and experts contains an interview bynbsp; T.Soomere

15 April 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

A. Giudici presented a seminar paper “Stereoscopic 3D Visualization of Large Terascale Datasets”.

14-15 April 2010, CONFERENCE 

T. Soomere participated in the international conference BIG-STEP (Business, Industry and Government – Science and new Technologies for Enhancing Policy, Brussels) organised by the GSD network.

10 April 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

 A longer comment by T.Soomere to Kuku Raadio Meretund (Marine Hour) about launching construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea and about the request of the Nord Stream AG for a permission of environmental monitoring in the Estonian Exclusive Economic Zone.

08 April 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

R. Värv presented a seminar paper “High Resolution Bathymetry for the Gulf of Finland”.

01 April 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

O. Tribštok presented a seminar paper “Hydrographical Works by the Example of Raahe Port”.

 

March 2010

26 March 2010, PRESENTATION ON BALTICWAY MATTERS

Dr. Urmas Raudsepp (Marine Systems Institute at TUT) presented an overview of recent developments of the WEL Baltic Way team to the East Estonian crisis regulation committee (Kohtla-Järve)

25 March 2010, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

K. Kartau presented a seminar paper “Classification of Estonian Coasts. Modeling Beach Processes in Valgerand with CEDAS Program”.

18-20 March 2010, BONUS+ BALTICWAY PROJECT ANNUAL MEETING

 

T. Soomere, N. Delpeche and B. Viikmäe participated in BONUS+ BalticWay project annual meeting in Nicosia/Limassol, Cypros, and in the international workshop Towards the smart use of marine currents for environmental management jointly organized by the projects GSD and BONUS+ BalticWay (Frederick University, Nikosia, Cyprus, 19 March) with oral presentations “The potential of the use of marine currents for environmental management”, “Spatial patterns of transport by surface currents in the Gulf of Finland” and “Spatial distributions of probabilities of coastal hit in the Gulf of Finland”.

18 March 2010, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere, N. Delpeche and B. Viikmäe participated in the international workshop „Water Seminar Day” (Frederick University, Nikosia, Cyprus, organised by the GSD network) with the oral presentation “Implications of intense fast ferry traffic on nearshore water quality and beach erosion”.

12 March 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

 An one-hour interview by T.Soomere to the state radio channel „Vikerraadio” in the series „Fellows of the Academy of Sciences”, broadcast also 17.04.2010

08 March 2010, SEMINAR OF INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

 

I. Didenkulova presented a seminar paper “Coastal freak waves with an application to the Baltic sea”.

 

February 2010

17 February 2010, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T.Soomere presented the lecture series „Nord Stream as a challenge for the Baltic Sea marine science” (4 academic hours) in Tallinn House of Teachers.

12 February 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

Anonymous, The pipeline construction phase is the most dangerous, Postimees Online  12.02.2010; 23:54 (online version of the daily newspaper The Postman), based on comments of T.Soomere to the TV channel Kanal 2.

12 February 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

The TV channel Kanal 2 broadcast a comment by T.Soomere on the case of issuing the permit to the Nord Stream by Finland.

09 February 2010, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere participated in the international workshop Bonus Day (Helsinki, Academy of Finland)

05 February 2010, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T.Soomere presented the lecture „Nord Stream as a challenge for the society” to the annual meeting of the Estonian Water Society.

02-04 February 2010, CONFERENCE

I.Didenkulova participated in Hydralab Young Researchers Workshop at the Hydralab III Closing Event 2010 (Hannover, Germany) with an oral presentation „Perspectives of modelling of landslide tsunamis with the use of ship wakes” (04.02.2010).

 

January 2010

19-21 January 2010, CONFERENCE

B.Viikmäe and T.Soomere participated in the Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme BONUS Annual Conference (Vilnius, Lithuania) with oral presentations „An empirical method to determine patterns of risk of coastal pollution in the Gulf of Finland (19.01.2010, B.Viikmäe, R.Isotamm and N.Delpeche) and „Semi-persistent patterns of transport in surface layers of the Gulf of Finland” (21.01.2010, T. Soomere, N.Delpeche, B.Viikmäe).